Posts Tagged ‘Howto’


Rewind: A Built-In Safety Net in PowerShell Studio

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 by June Blender
We just released the second video in our "Check out this feature" series, a series of short videos that focus on features you might have missed. Our first video, Function Builder in SAPIEN PowerShell Studio, demonstrated our awesome automation for function and parameter syntax. Our second video, Rewind in PowerShell Studio: A built-in safety net for your scripts, describes the Rewind and Create Restore Point features, which help you recover to a previous version of a script -- or any PowerShell Studio file -- even if you've saved, or closed and reopened the file multiple times. And, the video shows…   More »

WMI Explorer Windows 8 Remote Connection Issues

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 by Devin Leaman
Connecting WMI Explorer to a remote Windows 8 computer is not an easy task. Due to the various firewall and permission settings that Windows 8 has, there are a few things that need to be modified in order to connect properly. Please note that this article only addresses Windows 8 and 8.1 but not Windows 10. We will examine the necessary modifications for Windows 10 at a later time.The first step is to enable Remote Admin on the computer you’re connecting to. You can do this two different ways, through the command line interface (CLI) or the Windows Firewall GUI.…   More »

PowerShell Studio: GUI Tutorials

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 by David Corrales
The guys over at PowerShell Task Force have been posting a series of GUI Tutorials using PowerShell Studio 2012, including a festive Christmas GUI: Create AD users the GUI way: Merry Christmas – How To:   I would like to thank PowerShell Task Force for the tutorials! Happy Holidays!…   More »

How can I make PrimalScript execute <fill in script language here>?

Thursday, April 18th, 2013 by Alex Riedel
One question keeps popping up in our support forums and inboxes: How can I make PrimalScript execute my AutoIt, HTML, PigLatin <fill in any other script language here> script? This is fairly simple as long as you know what the actual language engine is. We will use AutoIt and HTML as an example for this post. If you load one of the AutoIt examples and just press Ctrl+F5 to run the script you get an error message. Since AutoIt, unlike Windows Script Host or PowerShell, changes the executable name of the engine for each major version, you’ll have to go…   More »

What to do when you install a new version of PowerShell?

Monday, February 25th, 2013 by David Corrales
Some of you may have already encountered this. You upgraded your system to PowerShell 3.0, 4.0, or 5.0 and you want PrimalScript or PowerShell Studio to recognize the new version of PowerShell. This article addresses that very question. You can accomplish this by following the steps outlined below. This article will also cover the case where you add a new module or snapin as well. Updating PrimalScript & PowerShell Studio: Step 1: Registering the dependent controls. NOTE:  In PowerShell Studio 4.2.89 and later, this step is done automatically. Skip to step 2. You will need to register the dependent PowerShell controls for the…   More »

PrimalForms 2009: OnApplicationLoad Function

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 by David Corrales
Recently on the forums we had a user who wanted to know why he couldn’t initialize the form controls within the OnApplicationLoad function. Seeing how this can result in some confusion, we would like to elaborate on the subject. The purpose of OnApplicationLoad is to initialize any dependencies necessary for your form script to run, such as PSSnapins. In the case where the necessary dependencies are unavailable, you can return $false and the form will not display. To understand why you can’t access the form controls within the OnApplicationLoad function, you need to understand when and where the OnApplicationLoad is…   More »